Global Politics

China Flexing its Economic Muscle

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Credit: Adam Dean

DALIAN/CHINA, 14SEP11 - Wen Jiabao, Premier of the People's Republic of China, speaks at the opening plenary session of the Annual Meeting of the New Champions in Dalian, China, September 14, 2011. Copyright <a href="http://www.weforum.org">World Economic Forum</a> (<a href="http://www.weforum.org">www.weforum.org</a>)/Adam Dean

China is hosting the summer session of the World Economic Forum in northeastern city of Dalian. Chinese premier Wen Jiabo told western countries to sort out their debt problems.

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